Futrall Family Papers

MC 543

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: 479-575-8444
Email: specoll@uark.edu

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Zachary Morgan, 2017.

Materials are in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
Futrall Family
Title
Futrall Family Papers
Inclusive Dates
1831-1985
Identification
MC 543
Extent
3.5 linear feet (8 Boxes)
Repository
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email specoll@uark.edu at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

Joan Futrall Lines of Fayetteville (Washington County), Arkansas donated materials concerning her grandparents John Clinton Futrall and Annie Duke Futrall and the Futrall family to Special Collections on May 30, 1985.

Processing Information

Processed by Janet G. Tucker; completed in April 1988.

Preferred Form of Citation

Futrall Family Papers (MC 543), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville

Biographical Note

This collection focuses on John C. Futrall and Annie Duke Futrall, figures important in the development of the University of Arkansas and, by extension, in the state of Arkansas as a whole. The son of Thomas Andrew Futrall and Emma Headen Futrall, John C. Futrall was born in Jackson (Madison County), Tennessee in 1873. He attended the Arkansas Industrial University (later the University of Arkansas) from 1888-1890, receiving his B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Virginia in 1894. Futrall pursued further studies at Johns Hopkins, the University of Chicago, and the Universities of Bonn and Halle in Germany. Futrall's specialties were Latin and Greek; he was appointed professor of Latin at the University of Arkansas in 1894 and professor of Latin and Greek a year later. He was named acting president of the University of Arkansas in 1913 and elected president in 1914, holding this post until his death in an accident in 1939. The development and scope of the university expanded extensively during his tenure, the longest for any president at the University of Arkansas.

Annie Duke Futrall was an important figure in her own right. Her influence and popularity resulted in a great honor in 1963, when Annie D. Futrall Hall was named for her.

Futralls's sister Alma, his daughters Emily Futrall Donaldson and Helen Futrall Stough and granddaughter Joan Futrall Lines left papers as well: correspondence, genealogical materials, clippings, and photographs. These materials are contained in the present collection.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, Papers, and Photographs, 1831-1985

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials arranged by subject.

  1. Correspondence
    1. Correspondence of John C. Futrall
    2. Correspondence of Futrall Family
  2. Biographical
    1. Biographical and Memoir Materials
    2. Funerary Materials
  3. Genealogical Materials
  4. Photographs

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection

series I: Correspondence,

Boxes 1-4

John C. Futrall's absences from his parents while at the Arkansas Industrial University and the Universities of Virginia, Bonn, and Halle from 1887-1939 occasioned much of the correspondence in this series (Box 1, Folders 1-11, Box 2, Folders 1-9, Box 3, Folders 1-8). He also wrote to his sister Alma Futrall, his wife Annie Duke Futrall, and his daughters Helen Futrall Stough and Emily Futrall Donaldson and his granddaughter Joan Futrall Donaldson Lines. The series concludes with the correspondence of other Futrall family members.

subseries 1: Correspondence of John C. Futrall,

1887-1939

Boxes 1-3

series I: 1 Box 1 Folder 1

Correspondence, 1887

series I: 1 Box 1 Folder 2

Correspondence, 1888

series I: 1 Box 1 Folder 3

Correspondence, 1889

series I: 1 Box 1 Folder 4

Correspondence, 1890

series I: 1 Box 1 Folder 5

Correspondence, 1891

series I: 1 Box 1 Folder 6

Correspondence, 1892

series I: 1 Box 1 Folder 7

Correspondence, 1893

series I: 1 Box 1 Folder 8

Correspondence, 1894

series I: 1 Box 1 Folder 9

Correspondence, 1895

series I: 1 Box 1 Folder 10

Correspondence, 1896

series I: 1 Box 1 Folder 11

Correspondence, 1897

series I: 1 Box 2 Folder 1

Correspondence, 1898

series I: 1 Box 2 Folder 2

Correspondence, 1899

series I: 1 Box 2 Folder 3

Correspondence, 1900-1901

series I: 1 Box 2 Folder 4

Correspondence, 1904

series I: 1 Box 2 Folder 5

Correspondence, 1905-1906

series I: 1 Box 2 Folder 6

Correspondence, 1908-1909

series I: 1 Box 2 Folder 7

Correspondence, 1911-1912

series I: 1 Box 2 Folder 8

Correspondence, 1913

series I: 1 Box 2 Folder 9

Correspondence, 1918-1923

series I: 1 Box 3 Folder 1

Correspondence, 1930-1934

series I: 1 Box 3 Folder 2

Correspondence, Feb-June, 1935

series I: 1 Box 3 Folder 3

Correspondence, July-Dec, 1935

series I: 1 Box 3 Folder 4

Correspondence, Jan-May, 1936

series I: 1 Box 3 Folder 5

Correspondence, Sept-Dec, 1936

series I: 1 Box 3 Folder 6

Correspondence, 1937

series I: 1 Box 3 Folder 7

Correspondence, 1938

series I: 1 Box 3 Folder 8

Correspondence, 1939

subseries 2: Correspondence of Futrall Family,

1831-1985

Boxes 3-4

series I: 2 Box 3 Folder 9

Correspondence, 1831-1865

series I: 2 Box 3 Folder 10

Correspondence, Helen Gaines Duke, 1915-1916

series I: 2 Box 3 Folder 11

Correspondence, death of John C. Futrall, 13-Sep-39

series I: 2 Box 3 Folder 12

Correspondence, death of John C. Futrall, Sept 14-30, 1939

series I: 2 Box 3 Folder 13

Correspondence, death of John C. Futrall, Oct-39

series I: 2 Box 3 Folder 14

Correspondence, Alma Futrall, 1940

series I: 2 Box 3 Folder 15

Correspondence, Annie D. Futrall, 1952-1963

series I: 2 Box 3 Folder 16

Correspondence, death of Helen Futrall Stough, 1977

series I: 2 Box 3 Folder 17

Correspondence, Emily Futrall Donaldson, 1974-1985

series I: 2 Box 3 Folder 18

Emily Futrall Donaldson, get-well cards, Jan 5-8, 1985

series I: 2 Box 3 Folder 19

Emily Futrall Donaldson, get-well cards, Jan 9-14, 1985

series I: 2 Box 3 Folder 20

Emily Futrall Donaldson, get-well cards, Jan 17-28, 1985

series I: 2 Box 3 Folder 21

Flower cards on the death of Emily Futrall Donaldson, 1985

series I: 2 Box 3 Folder 22

Joan Lines, correspondence, 1984-1985

series I: 2 Box 4 Folder 1

Bereavement cards on the death of Emily Futrall Donaldson, Jan 24-27, 1985

series I: 2 Box 4 Folder 2

Bereavement cards on the death of Emily Futrall Donaldson, 28-Jan-85

series I: 2 Box 4 Folder 3

Bereavement cards on the death of Emily Futrall Donaldson, 29-Jan-85

series I: 2 Box 4 Folder 4

Bereavement cards on the death of Emily Futrall Donaldson, Jan 30-31, 1985

series I: 2 Box 4 Folder 5

Bereavement cards on the death of Emily Futrall Donaldson, Feb, 1985

series II: Biographical,

Boxes 5-6

Reminiscences of John C. Futrall form part of the present series, as do materials concerning Annie Duke Futrall, most notably a program, speech and clippings relating to the dedication of Annie Duke Futrall Hall. Materials concerning Emily Futrall Donaldson, who was the mother of Joan Futrall Lines and one of the two Futrall daughters, are present as well. Papers pertaining to the funeral of John C. Futrall, wills and memorial records for Annie Duke Futrall and for the Futrall daughters Helen Futrall Stough and Emily Futrall Donaldson are included in this series.

subseries 1: Biographical and Memoir Materials,

Box 5

series II: 1 Box 5 Folder 1

"John C. Futrall," The University of Virginia Alumni Bulletin, August, 1914

series II: 1 Box 5 Folder 2

"Confessions of a College President's Wife," typewritten notes by Annie Duke Futrall, ca. 1930

series II: 1 Box 5 Folder 3

Staley Hitchcock, "Women on the Hill," paper written for University of Arkansas history course 5073, photocopy, 1975

series II: 1 Box 5 Folder 4

Program, speech, invitation concerning the dedication of Annie D. Futrall Hall, March 3 1963

series II: 1 Box 5 Folder 5

Pulaski County Medical Society Resolution to Emily Donaldson, 20-Aug-69

series II: 1 Box 5 Folder 6

Olivia Lee Futrall, essays, poem, ca. 1920-1940

series II: 1 Box 5 Folder 7

Annie Duke Futrall, recipe book, manuscript, ca. 1903

series II: 1 Box 5 Folder 8

Clippings concerning John C. Futrall, 1898-1986

series II: 1 Box 5 Folder 9

Clippings concerning Annie Duke Futrall, 1961-1964

series II: 1 Box 5 Folder 10

Clippings, general, 1912-1985

series II: 1 Box 5 Folder 11

Latin, Greek and Arkansas: the Life and Times of JOHN CLINTON FUTRALL, by James P. Anderson. No. 1 of fifteen copies, 1975

subseries 2: Funerary Materials,

1939-1985

Box 6

series II: 2 Box 6 Folder 1

John C. Futrall, funeral program and eulogy, 1939

series II: 2 Box 6 Folder 2

Annie Duke Futrall, will and related materials, 1962-1964

series II: 2 Box 6 Folder 3

Annie Duke Futrall, memorial record, 1964

series II: 2 Box 6 Folder 4

Helen Futrall Stough, will, 1977

series II: 2 Box 6 Folder 5

Helen Futrall Stough, memorial record, 1977

series II: 2 Box 6 Folder 6

Emily Futrall Donaldson, church materials, 1985

series II: 2 Box 6 Folder 7

Emily Futrall Donaldson, miscellaneous materials, 1985

series II: 2 Box 6 Folder 8

Emily Futrall Donaldson, memorial record, 1985

series II: 2 Box 6 Folder 9

Plaque memorializing Mrs. Annie D. Futrall as Trustee Emeritus of the University of Arkansas

series III: Genealogical Materials,

1842-1980

Box 7

Materials contained in this series trace the genealogies and histories of the Futralls and other related families, such as the Brooks, Gaines, Pendleton, and Inge families. These data and family records were required for membership in the Daughters of the American Colonists and related organizations to which Emily Futrall Donaldson and Joan Futrall Lines belonged.

series III Box 7 Folder 1

Correspondence concerning genealogy, 1963-1964

series III Box 7 Folder 2

Brooks family history, ca. 1950

series III Box 7 Folder 3

Futrall family legal documents, 1842-1969

series III Box 7 Folder 4

Paul Futrall Bustion, Jr., Futrall family materials, 1979

series III Box 7 Folder 5

Futrall family history, 1960

series III Box 7 Folder 6

Gaines family materials, 1971

series III Box 7 Folder 7

Inge family materials, 1971

series III Box 7 Folder 8

Pendleton family materials, ca. 1940-1977

series III Box 7 Folder 9

Daughters of the American Colonists, 1968-1980

series III Box 7 Folder 10

National Society, Colonial Daughters of the Seventeenth Century, Inc., 1974

series III Box 7 Folder 11

National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1978

series IV: Photographs,

Box 8

This series consists primarily of Futrall family photographs, with photographs of other relatives present as well. Photographs of the Futrall houses in Fayetteville (Washington County) and Marianna (Lee County), Arkansas are included. Photographs are numbered (a total of 58 images) and grouped by folder.

series IV Box 8 Folder 1

Images 1-4. Alma Futrall, sister to John C. Futrall

series IV Box 8 Folder 2

Images 5-9. Annie Duke Futrall. Individual photographs

series IV Box 8 Folder 3

Images 10-12. Annie Duke Futrall. Group photographs

series IV Box 8 Folder 4

Images 13-16. John C. Futrall

series IV Box 8 Folder 5

Images 17-21. Thomas Andrew Futrall

series IV Box 8 Folder 6

Images 22-28. Other individuals, identified

series IV Box 8 Folder 7

Images 29-33. Other individuals, unidentified

series IV Box 8 Folder 8

Images 34-42. Groups, identified

series IV Box 8 Folder 9

Images 43-46. Groups, unidentified

series IV Box 8 Folder 10

Images 47-58. Sites

series IV Box 8 Folder 11

Negatives to photographs number 13, 15, 22

END OF COLLECTION

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